City of Fairfax, Virginia
Independence Day Celebrations July 4
FAIRFAX, Va. — The City of Fairfax will host a day of activities on Tuesday, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day including a parade in historic downtown Fairfax, and an evening of music and fireworks at Fairfax High School.
Independence Day Parade - The 51st Annual Independence Day parade starts 10 am at 4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, and proceeds around the Downtown Fairfax and passes the Reviewing stand with Mayor, Council and local dignitaries, on Armstrong Street. In this year’s parade are nine high school marching bands, the largest number ever, from as far away as Nebraska to the City's own award winning Fairfax High School Marching Rebels. Other parade entries include three Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps. Bands, large inflatable parade balloons, horses and clowns, and this year’s Grand Marshal, Uncle Sam – and following the theme for this year ‘Volunteers Light Up Fairfax’ there will be a float with local volunteers from many City organizations!
Superheroes Fest - Following the parade the Super Heroes, featuring the amazing Batmobile, will be at the Sun Trust Lot to meet and greet fans from 12 – 1:00pm
Old Fashioned Fireman’s Day - Following the parade, have fun watching local fire companies competing in the Old-Fashioned Fireman’s Day from 12:30 pm - 3 pm at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive.
Evening Show and Fireworks – The fun starts at 6pm with music, dancing and great food at the International Food Village at Fairfax High School (3501 Rebel Run). All-time favorites The Hackens Boys and Party Like It’s will guarantee great music for the evening and The City of Fairfax Band will play 1812 Overture to herald our spectacular firework display at 9:30 pm followed by a rocking finale to a spectacular evening! Raindate July 5 at 9:30pm for Fireworks only.
Historic Open Houses - Several historic properties are open July 4, including the Fairfax Museum and Visitors Center (9 am - 4 pm, 10209 Main Street) and Ratcliffe-Allison Pozer House (11:30 am - 1 pm, 10386 Main Street).
Sponsors – We are proud to acknowledge our Event sponsors including Fair City Mall and 97.1 WASH-FM.
Parking, Shuttle Information - Parade Shuttle buses run starting 8:30 - 1:30 pm from the Rappahannock Parking Deck at Mason, Woodson High School and Fairfax United Methodist Church. Shuttles return to same locations following the parade.
4th July Evening Show Shuttles run 5 - 9 p.m. from Woodson High School (9525 Main Street) to Fairfax High School, returning until 11pm. No public parking is available at Fairfax High School. Handicap parking is available at Fairfax High School. For information, call 703-385-7858.
For further media information and photographs please contact Jo Ormesher @ Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703 273 6097. For further information on Independence Day activities or to volunteer, call 703-385-7858 or visit the city’s web site at www.fairfaxva.gov